Contra Dance for the Dogs … and More

What: Contra Dance for the Dogs

When: Saturday, (Nov. 13), 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Mt. Shasta High School Gym
710 Everitt Memorial Hwy., Mt Shasta, California


The Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association’s 3rd Annual Contra Dance and Silent Auction for the Dogs will be held November 13, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mt. Shasta High School Gym, 710 Everitt Memorial Hwy., in Mount Shasta.

This year’s dance will be called by a special guest caller, Ruth Lowengart, who has been calling contra dances for more than 25 years. The large and talented band – the ‘Highly Paid Professionals’ – will return once again with live such dancing music as Irish jigs, reels and waltzes.

Not interested in dancing? Then come watch the dances and enjoy the music. No partner, no problem. That’s what contra dancing’s all about.

A Contra Dance is an English form of dance, similar to square dancing. Ruth will teach the basic steps in a half hour lesson prior to the dance. With the assistance of the ‘Highly Paid Professionals’,  Lowengart will demonstrate and teach the basic steps and moves for the dances. 

Lowengart’s dances are always designed to get the most inexperienced of dancers on their feet and keep everybody moving to the music and having fun. In her Medford day job,  Lowengart is a physician who specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses.

Tickets will be available at the door, which opens at 6 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $15 for couples. Youth 18 years and under are admitted free. 

More upcoming Siskiyou County events:

December 18th-Free! Kids Dogsled-Rides Day

Bring your kids or grandchildren (ages 3 to 10 years) to Dogsled Express’s Tours Trailhead ( Ski Park Highway, 1/4 mile below the Mount Shasta Ski Park, parking lot ), for free sled-dog rides from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Short rides will be offered to children on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a great intro to the world of sled dog sports.

Jan. 22 – 23, 2011 – Siskiyou Sled Dog Races
Deer Mountain/Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile Park located 16.8 miles out Highway 97 from Weed, CA

Come to the mountains to view, compete, or volunteer in the Siskiyou Sled Dog Races. Mark your calendars to attend the races!

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